The October 15th fundraising reports are in, and there are stark contrasts between Congressman Bob Goodlatte’s fundraising as compared to Kai Degner’s. Of course, the 24-year incumbent, establishment congressman has the cash and fundraising advantage – but the fundraising numbers suggest Degner has the more enthusiasm for actual voters in Virginia’s congressional district.
“I am proud we reported over $110,000 raised in such a short time,” says Degner, who joined the race on June 8th. “I am most proud of the fact that 94% of my fundraising comes from people, not PACs. This shows we have an efficient, people-driven campaign, rather than one supported by wealthy donors and political interest groups.”
3 Facts from the Fundraising Reports
Degner raises over four times more from small donors ($29,948 vs $6,776). Only 3% of Goodlatte’s contributions come from small donations, compared to 37% for Degner.
Degner’s overall fundraising is 94% from people, rather than political action committees.
Goodlatte’s quarterly fundraising is 78% from PACs, not people.
- Overall Fundraising
- Degner, who joined the race unexpectedly and late on June 8th, has raised $110,929 overall, including $80,809 in the last quarter. He had $20,366 cash on hand at the end of the quarter.
- Goodlatte started his 2015-16 campaign with $1,094,944 leftover from the 2013-14 campaign. He has raised $1,671,261 since January 1, 2015, including $202,982 in the last quarter. He had $1,040,849 cash on hand at the end of the quarter.
- Overall Spending
- Degner reports $90,563 in net operating expenses.
- Goodlatte reports $1,520,669 in net operating expenses.
- Source of Contributions
- Degner reports $29,948, or 37% of the quarterly total, from “unitemized contributions”, which are gifts under $200.
- Goodlatte reports only $6,776, or 3%, of his contributions in the quarter coming from small donors.
Degner’s contributions included a handful of local Democratic Committees from throughout the 6th congressional district, and one contribution from a PAC: National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws.
Goodlatte’s PAC contributions from just this quarterare below, along with their total giving since January 1, 2015.
- Facebook, Inc PAC $7,500
- Majority Committee PAC $5,000
- Smithfield Foods Inc. PAC $3,000
- NRA Political Victory Fund $7,450
- BP North America Employee PAC $2,000
- North American Meat Institute Political $5,000
- Experian North America, Inc PAC $5,000
- IP-PAC / International Paper PAC $1,000
- Harris Corporation PAC $2,000
- Universal Leaf Tobacco Company, Inc PAC $500
- EchoStar Dish Network PAC $2,000
- Pitney Bowes Inc. PAC $2,000
- Friends of Greg Habeeb $250
- AICPA PAC – American Institute of CPAs $10,000
- Employees of Northrop Grumman Corp PAC $5,000
- Political Action Committee of the AAOS $1,000
- Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers PAC $1,000
- Symantec Corporation PAC $2,000
- National Cable & Telecommunications PAC $10,000
- Office of the Commissioner of Major Lea $5,000
- Phillips 66 Political Action Committee $1,000
- T-Mobile PAC $3,000
- Citigroup Inc. PAC $10,000
- Political Action Committee of the AAOS $2,000
- Twitter Inc #PAC $1,000
- American Beverage PAC $1,000
- Steptoe & Johnson PAC $2,000
- Safari Club International PAC $7,000
- NiSource Inc. PAC $1,000
- National Roofing Contractors Association $2,000
- T-Mobile PAC $500
- American Bakers Association PAC $5,000
- Virginia Poultry Growers Cooperative In $7,700
- Dean Foods Company PAC $1,500
- Hardwood Federation PAC ( HFPAC ) $2,000
- Maryland Association for Concerned Citi $5,000
- DSI PAC – Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. PAC $1,000
- Realtors Political Action Comm. (R.P.A. $10,000
- McKesson Corp. Employee Political Fund $5,000
- General Motors Co. / GM PAC $6,000
- Action Committee For Rural Electrificat $3,000
- YELP Inc. PAC $2,500
- AKSM Urology PAC $10,000
- American Fuels and Petrochemical Manufa $2,500
- National Beer Wholesalers PAC – NBWA P $7,500
- Independent Community Bankers PAC $1,000
- NATIONAL ACADEMY OF RECORDING ARTS & SC $1,000
- Argentum’s Silver PAC $10,000
- CVS Health PAC $3,500
- Ernst & Young PAC $7,000
- HotelPAC $5,000
- AKSM Urology PAC $7,500
- SERCO PAC $2,000
- State Street Bank and Trust Company Vol $1,000
- Cox Enterprises PAC COXPAC Inc. $10,000
- American Bakers Association PAC $2,500
- Charter Communications, Inc PAC $5,000
- Ball Corporation PAC $5,000
- Entertainment Software Assn. PAC – ESA $1,000
- UBS Americas INC. PAC $5,000
- Windstream PAC $4,000
- National Shooting Sports Foundation PAC $5,000
- Kelley Drye & Warren PAC $1,000
- Usteta PAC – United States Transportati $2,000
- USAA Employee PAC $10,000
- BP North America Employee PAC $1,000
- The National Right to Work PAC $100